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Gates: Strike on Iran could
make US pay dearly

PressTV (Iran), by Staff

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Posted By:jeffblair, 10/4/2012 9:08:12 PM

Former US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has warned that an Israeli or US military strike on Iran could have disastrous consequences which could haunt Washington’s dealings in the Middle East for years to come. "The results of an American or Israeli military strike on Iran could, in my view, prove catastrophic, haunting us for generations in that part of the world," Gates said on Wednesday in a speech in Norfolk, Virginia.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tedward, 10/4/2012 9:20:50 PM     (No. 8910713)

The longer the wait the worse it will be. The more time they have ~ the more power they have to destroy Israel. This whole series of takeovers by the Muslim Brotherhood ~ is a well orchestrated plan to obliterate Israel and then the rest of the World ~ imposing mandatory joining of Islam or die. I choose Death over joining with them.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/4/2012 9:21:12 PM     (No. 8910714)

And your point is?
For Israel this is about the existence of Israel.

Iran has already killed 100s of American soldiers in Lebanon, Kobar and Iraq and unleashed 10s of thousands of rockets on Israel.
How dangerous will Iran be when they have a nuclear bomb?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 10/4/2012 9:21:20 PM     (No. 8910716)

"...could haunt Washington’s dealings in the Middle East for years to come."

Yeah, like the when Carter dumped the Shah? That's been haunting US for a mere forty plus years.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Michaelus, 10/4/2012 9:21:55 PM     (No. 8910718)

Really? What kind of crazy talk is that - what could possibly go wrong with an unprovoked attack on a country of 75 million people?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 100percenttexan, 10/4/2012 9:23:19 PM     (No. 8910720)

Gates should know about disasters because he was one as SecDef.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LAW428, 10/4/2012 9:40:40 PM     (No. 8910746)

Actually, appeasing these insufferable cretins is having it's own disastrous consequences. These America-hating cave dwellers have infiltrated our countries politics and will soon be making more demands.

Ahmadinejad only knows force and the existence of Israel is indeed at stake. I wonder how much the muslims are paying Gates. Hmmmmmmm.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: HPmatt, 10/4/2012 9:57:35 PM     (No. 8910761)

You mean if we don't let Iran develop their nukes, and then all of the other middle east countries, they won't like us?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Aindyin, 10/4/2012 10:06:47 PM     (No. 8910772)

Gates is just another DC putz. Oh please Mr Muslim Terrorest please please dont hate me.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 10/4/2012 10:06:51 PM     (No. 8910773)

I'm not sure I follow #4. A regime of hateful, religious nutjobs, attempting to develop a nuclear bomb for the expressly declared purpose of using it on Israel, is more than sufficient provocation.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Penney, 10/4/2012 10:35:51 PM     (No. 8910821)

Perhaps Gates should recall the 25 years of peace & the freedom which was resulting following Ghaddafi's response after Libya was bombed during Pres. Reagan's leadership? Strong American leadership FOR LIBERTY prevailed and freedom & prosperity ensued.

But now 0bama & Mrs. slick's dem policies have CHANGED all of that liberty, peace & goodwill which were slowly developing throughout the entire ME until, that is, the dems' pulled the rug out and unleashed the current whirlwind. Where is ANY leadership for Life & Liberty in the ME today among the current statist dem party?!! -YIKES!!! Their policies have tragically all failed.

...And what about our own southern border with Mexico?! Policy tragedy after tragedy!

Those in this Administration apparently either, 'forgot,' to read & comply with their oaths of office or they are totally inept & bankrupt of positive policies. ...Maybe both.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Penney, 10/4/2012 10:45:30 PM     (No. 8910837)

Note: This report is from, ''PressTV (Iran),'' and scroll down to read the comments below the article. ...Iran's current leaders make no secret of their future vile intentions.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MickTurn, 10/4/2012 11:32:39 PM     (No. 8910910)

Yep you're the coward you proved yourself to be as Secty of Defense...thanks, you can go quietly now.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: KTWO, 10/4/2012 11:44:25 PM     (No. 8910934)

The headline, and Gates, are technically correct. Which means nothing.

Not striking could well cost even more. We just don't know. And can't know.

To me the great unknown is Israeli strike capability. Do their subs really have nuclear armed missiles. Can their conventional bombs really destroy the Iranian facilities deep underground and so heavily defended.

And even more important. What does Israeli intelligence know that the US does not.

OTOH there is no doubt the US can obliterate anything or everything in Iran. The consequences would be political more than military. But they would be real.

Hope for a new regime or a power shift in Iran. Otherwise nuclear war is coming, only the details are lacking.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/4/2012 11:57:08 PM     (No. 8910946)

I can't see how this observation is useful.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: TXspyder, 10/5/2012 4:33:42 AM     (No. 8911086)

Surgical strike on the unpopular leaders.

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